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Decennial Census data
      1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 17,837 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 18,191 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 23,451 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White 6,015 33.7% White 4,545 25.0% White 7,250 30.9%
Negro 10,846 60.8% Black 11,107 61.1% Black 10,071 42.9%
Indian 62 0.3% American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 111 0.6% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 216 0.9%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 0 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 39 0.2%
Asian and Pacific Islander 1,168 6.4% Asian or Pacific Islander 2,371 10.1%
Asian 658 2.8%
Japanese 347 1.9% Japanese 272 1.5% Japanese 222 0.9%
Chinese 184 1.0% Chinese 120 0.7% Chinese 55 0.2%
Filipino 280 1.6% Filipino 291 1.6% Filipino 237 1.0%
Korean 0 0.0% Korean 12 0.1%
Asian Indian 23 0.1% Asian Indian 80 0.3%
Vietnamese 152 0.8% Vietnamese 52 0.2%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 0 0.0%
Other Asian 0 0.0%
Pacific Islander 1,713 7.3%
Polynesian 1,571 6.7%
Hawaiian 0 0.0% Hawaiian 90 0.4%
Samoan 192 1.1% Samoan 824 3.5%
Tongan 657 2.8%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 0 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 0 0.0%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 73 0.3%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 118 0.6% Pacific Islander Not Specified 69 0.3%
All other 103 0.6% Race, n.e.c. 1,260 6.9% Other Race 3,543 15.1%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT 995 5.6% SPANISH ORIGIN 2,506 13.8% TOTAL HISPANIC 7,905 33.7%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male 8,860 49.7% Male   Male 11,830 50.4%
Female 8,977 50.3% Female   Female 11,621 49.6%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years 1,648 9.2% Under 5 years   Under 5 years 2,506 10.7%
5 to 19 years 5,369 30.1% 5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 5,166 22.0%
20 to 64 years 9,964 55.9% 20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 14,380 61.3%
65 years and over 856 4.8% 65 years and over   65 years and over 1,399 6.0%
Median age 24.5 X Median age 26.3 X Median age 27.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household 6,009 100.0% Total households 6,476 100.0% Households 6,813 100.0%
Families 3,976 66.2% Families 3,927 60.6% Total families 4,788 70.3%
With own children under 18 years 2,247 37.4% With own children under 18 years 2,166 33.4% With own children under 18 years 2,744 40.3%
Persons per household 2.94 X Persons per household 2.80 X Persons per household 3.39 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 4.04 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals 7,315 X Median household income 14,147 X Median household income 29,206 X
Median family income 16,128 X Median family income 31,319 X
Income of persons 3,116 X Per capita income 5,930 X Per capita income 9,968 X
Less than poverty level 14.6% Below poverty level 17.0% Below poverty level 17.4%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.0 X Mean minutes traveled to work 21.3 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes  
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 8,377 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 9,869 100.0%
Private vehicle 7,219 86.2% Car, truck, or van 8,481 85.9%
Drive alone car 5,384 64.3% Drove alone 6,622 67.1%
Drive alone truck or van 458 5.5%
Carpool car 1,314 15.7% Carpooled 1,859 18.8%
Carpool truck or van 63 0.8%  
Public transportation 517 6.2% Public transportation 808 8.2%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 693 7.0%
  Streetcar or trolley car 0 0.0%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 0 0.0%
Railroad   Railroad 115 1.2%
  Ferryboat 0 0.0%
Taxicab   Taxicab 0 0.0%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 18 0.2%
Bicycle   Bicycle 147 1.5%
Walked only 172 2.1% Walked 191 1.9%
Other means 357 4.3% Other means 45 0.5%
Worked at home 112 1.3% Working at home 179 1.8%
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                Source: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census
 
 

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